Update - ninth arrest in Eastmoor murder investigation

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Detectives have arrested two more people on suspicion of murdering a man in Eastmoor.

So far nine people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 58-year-old Kevin Childs.

Police were first called to a report of a sudden death at a flat on Park Lodge Lane, on Friday, February 7.

And a week later, after a post mortem examination was carried, detectives launched a murder investigation.

Det Chief Insp Adrian Taylor, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “A 40-year-old woman of no fixed abode and a 50-year-old man from Wakefield were taken into custody last night, both on suspicion of murder.”

A 41-year-old man from Wakefield and a 25-year-old woman from Featherstone, who were arrested on Tuesday, are still in custody.

A 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Eastmoor, and a 26-year-old woman from Wakefield, who were also arrested on Tuesday, have been released on bail.

A 66-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the investigation last Thursday, have also been released on bail.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.